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ERIC Number: ED010076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 41
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Reference Count: 0
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CAREER SIMULATION FOR SIXTH GRADE PUPILS.
SHIRTS, R. GARRY
THIS WAS A PILOT PROJECT DESIGNED TO DEVELOP A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE "LIFE CAREER GAME" DEVELOPED FOR HIGH SCHOOL USE AND EXPLORE ITS POTENTIAL USE AT THE SIXTH-GRADE LEVEL. THE PROJECT WAS DIVIDED INTO A DEVELOPMENTAL PHASE AND A RESEARCH PHASE. IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL PHASE THE "LIFE CAREER GAME" DEVELOPED BY MRS. SARANE BOOCOCK OF JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY WAS MODIFIED AND SIMPLIFIED IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE IT APPROPRIATE TO THE INTELLECTUAL AND INTEREST LEVEL OF SIXTH-GRADE PUPILS. IN THE RESEARCH PHASE THE MEAN SCORES ON THE "VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INVENTORY" AND THE "VOCATIONAL INFORMATION ACHIEVEMENT TEST" OF THREE SIXTH-GRADE CLASSES OF PUPILS RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM TWO SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE COMPARED TO THE MEAN SCORES ON THE SAME TESTS OF THREE RANDOMLY SELECTED CONTROL GROUPS. THE TREATMENT GROUPS PLAYED THE MODIFIED GAME FOR 15 HOURS OVER A PERIOD OF A MONTH. THE CONTROL GROUPS RECEIVED THE REGULAR CURRICULUM WHICH DID NOT INCLUDE ANY SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TREATMENT AND CONTROL GROUPS WERE FOUND. IT WAS EVIDENT, HOWEVER, THAT THE GAME EVOKED A HIGH DEGREE OF PUPIL INTEREST. BECAUSE OF THIS FACT, FURTHER CLASSROOM STUDY CONCERNING THE USE OF THE GAME WAS FELT TO BE WARRANTED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE "LIFE CAREER GAME," SEE ACCESSION NUMBER ED010 077. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Diego); LIFE CAREER GAME